About Gold Licence Caterers Accreditation (R&CA Members)

To enable catering businesses Australia wide to set themselves apart through the application and successful completion of the Gold Caterers Accreditation

  • Proficient level of experience in the catering industry

  • Relevant industry experience

  • High level of food safety and workplace standards

  • High level of workplace standards

  • Every document required is fully explained during the application process

  • Delivery: Online

  • Time to complete your application is approximately 1 - 2 hours

Frequently Asked Questions

Please call us for further information: 1300 722 878

  • How long does the application process take?

    Completing your application will take between 1 and 2 hours.

  • How long do I have to complete my application?

    You will have access to your application for 90 days from the date of payment

  • What documents are required for my application?

    When you commence the application each document will be explained to you in full giving you a chance to locate them and save them ready to upload during the second part of the process. In total there are 15 areas in which you are required to provide information or answers to questions. The following are the items that are compulsory: - Full Food Safety Program (FSP) - Business Insurance - Work Cover Insurance - A copy of your last kitchen inspection from the council - Evidence of relevant industry experience - A Food Safety Supervisor Certificate for at least one team member - A First Aid Certificate for at least one team member - Business registration - Evidence of Covid related training for one member of your management team - Your Covid business plan approval (this can be done free by registering with your State Government) As you will see these are standard documents and industry best practice for businesses within the Hospitality Industry. The remaining documents/questions require an answer but the items may not apply to your business and therefore will not affect the outcome of your application.

  • What if a document or evidence that I provide is rejected?

    If one of your documents or some of the evidence that you provide is rejected do not worry our team will work with you to obtain the right information from you. Remember you have 90 days to complete the course and provide the correct documents and there is no limit to the number of times you can submit details until you have met the requirements.

  • What if I fail to provide the required documents will I be entitled to a refund?

    The application for the Gold Licence is non refundable. If you have failed to provide enough relevant information and the required documents within the 90 days your application will be rejected without refund. You will be required to enroll again including making the required payment. Restaurant & Catering reserve the right to reject or otherwise decline an application for a Gold Licence if we are not satisfied the criteria has been met without refund. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us prior to applying for your Gold Licence by calling 1300 722 878 and asking to be put through to a member of the Training Team.

  • How long is my Gold Licence valid for?

    Your Gold Licence is valid for one year from the date of issue. The good news is if you renew your licence within one year of it expiring you will be able to take advantage of the Gold Licence Renewal process which reduces by half the number of documents you must submit.

  • Would I save money on my Gold Licence by becoming a member of the Restaurant & Catering Association?

    Absolutely! The Gold Licence for members is $159.95 saving you over $400. You could better use this $400 towards your membership of R&CA for the year rather than paying the higher amount. There are also many other money saving benefits to being a member so added to the $400 you have saved on your Gold Licence you could easily recover the full cost of membership. Why not call 1300 722 878 and speak to one of our membership team first before you enroll. If you do not wish to be a member of course you are free to continue with your application as a non member. Being a non member does not affect your application in any way.

  • Who do I contact if I have questions?

    We have a team of trainers and assessors who are here to help you through your application. Please call 1300 722 878 and ask for the Training Department

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Training with R&CA

Restaurant & Catering Association of Australia is the national peak body for hospitality. Representing over 48,000 cafes, restaurants and catering venues, we understand the needs of the industry. We offer accredited, non accredited and micro credential training to thousands of hospitality professionals every year. We can create bespoke training to you and your team that caters to your venue. Get in touch with us today to discuss your training needs.

The bonus of training with R&CA

Undertaking training with the national hospitality peak body has benefits

  • Nationally recognised

    R&CA are a nationally recognised Registered Training Organisation that provides accredited and non-accredited training across Australia

  • 24/7 Access

    Providing the training online, you are able to access the content and assessments when it suits you. Easy to access and complete in your own time

  • Contact with Trainers

    The Training Department team are always here to help. Speak directly to a hospitality industry trainer to ask questions or talk through the requirements of assessment.